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Former teacher sentenced to 18 years for child pornography

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: A former Henderson County charter school teacher who made a sexually explicit video of an 11-year-old girl and emailed it to the school’s principal will spend 18 years in federal prison. Judge Martin Reidinger also ruled Wednesday that Deborah Lee Tipton will be on lifetime supervised probation and must register as […]

Asheville, Buncombe schools name teachers of the year

From the Asheville Citizen-Times: Asheville City and Buncombe County school systems both named their teachers of the year Tuesday night at the districts’ annual banquets. Black Mountain Primary School teacher Terry Quick was announced as the 2014 Buncombe County Schools’ Teacher of the Year, and Asheville High School band teacher, Will Talley was named for […]

Six Warren Wilson College students receive Yarbrough grant funding

Six Warren Wilson College students have received full or partial funding for proposals submitted to the Yarbrough Research Grants program of the N.C. Academy of Science (Collegiate Academy). The program supports undergraduate research at N.C. colleges and universities. The following students and their proposals were awarded full funding: – Hannah Billian, “Analysis of Berberine and […]

United Way releases ‘Voices for the Common Good’ report

From United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County: ASHEVILLE – United Way of Asheville and Buncombe County has released a report “Voices for the Common Good: Asheville Speaks Out on Education, Income and Health,” shedding light on the challenges people see in our community and the solutions they believe will address them. United Way developed […]

WNC Alliance calls for public to weigh in on changes to Nantahala Forest plan

From the WNC Alliance Dear friends and supporters of WNCA, The Nantahala-Pisgah National Forest needs your voice in the current plan revision process to speak up for roadless area protections, old-growth forest protection, wildlife habitat, recreation opportunities, scenery, water quality and economic benefits of the Nantahala-Pisgah. There are more than 1.1 million acres of land […]

Asheville Design Center luncheon fundraiser will feature Guastavino expert, tour

Here’s the press release from the Asheville Design Center: ASHEVILLE DESIGN CENTER BENEFIT LUNCHEON IN BLACK MOUNTAIN Asheville Design Center will celebrate another year of Designing for Community as a fundraiser, with special guest John Ochsendorf, MIT Professor, MacArthur Fellow, and author of GUASTAVINO VAULTING: THE ART OF STRUCTURAL TILE. A benefit luncheon will be […]

Police Benevolent Association endorses Miall for mayor

Media release From John Miall’s campaign: We are proud to announce that the Police Benevolent Association, Inc. (PBA) has endorsed the candidacy of John Miall for the Office of Mayor of The City of Asheville. Randy Byrd, President North Carolina Division states: “We will ask our members, their friends and families, and all citizens who […]

Local Sierra Club group endorses Manheimer, Bothwell, Smith and Wisler

Media release From the Western NC Sierra Club: The Western NC Sierra Club Group is pleased to announce our endorsements for Asheville Mayor and City Council. After reviewing the records, questionnaire responses and conducting interviews with the candidates, the local Sierra Club Group has endorsed the following candidates for this fall’s Asheville city elections: Mayor […]

North Carolina Police Benevolent Association endorses Mike Lanning for Asheville City Council

Mike Lanning’s Asheville City Council campaign has announced that the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association has endorsed his candidacy. Enclosed in the announcement is a scanned image of a letter from NCPBA President Randy Byrd, announcing the endorsement and declaring “we will ask our members, their friends and families, and all citizens who respect the […]

Cataloochee Valley Tours celebrates Friends of the Smokies’ 20th Anniversary

Here’s the press release from Cataloochee Valley Tours: Waynesville, N.C. – Cataloochee Valley Tours (CVT) is offering a special discount from now through the month of October to encourage visitors to support Friends of Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP) as the organization celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. The discount will take $20 off […]

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